Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning
Instructors overlap concepts and skills from their different subject areas. This allows students to move beyond simple comprehension to synthesizing and transferring knowledge to more complex situations across the disciplines, the campus, and the “real world.”
Personal, Community, and Global Awareness
Due to the inter-connected approach of learning communities, students have valuable opportunities to recognize, to respect, and to develop broader perspectives (and agency?), which are critical skills in an increasingly diverse world.
Students participate in the learning experience together—valuing, challenging, reinforcing, and constructing knowledge as a group rather than learning in isolation and in competition with others.
Strong Institutional Partnerships
Instruction and Student Services cultivate robust partnerships to serve support students’ needs and goals, to nurture college identities, and to model collaborative working relationships.